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Ellenberger healing following successful surgery, eyes Top 10 opponent in return

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Jake Ellenberger is a lucky man.

Rather than a mass of ravaged bone and tendon, he broke a single metacarpal on his left hand – the fourth one, to be exact – when he knocked out Sean Pierson this past Saturday at UFC 129. He'll be able to hit stuff again in six to eight weeks following corrective surgery he underwent Tuesday.

That means no zombie hand, as recently seen with UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz's left paw following months of abuse.

As for who Ellenberger (25-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is eyeing following his fourth-consecutive win in the UFC, he told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that he'd like a top-10 opponent and feels he's earned the opportunity.


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Post #1   5/5/11 9:59:51PM   

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This is what I like. I had no clue Ellenberger was hurt following his win. Yet here we are, about 5 days out from the event, he's already had his surgery!! Look at Velasquez, Jones, Fitch, they find out they have these injuries, and it's weeks/months before they get in there to handle it.

Ellenberger isn't even a champ, but I am seeing the drive of someone who wants to be one. Kudos to him for this, and his amazing performance at UFC 129.

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Ellenberger vs the winner of Story-Alves

Personally, I would like to see a second fight between The Juggernaut and The Horror Story.

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He said he is wanting Jake Shields.

I could see a matchup with the guy he replaced in Brian Foster. Hell of a match that would be and would hate to see someone lose, so maybe in a way I hope it doesnt happen as I like both guys.

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

He said he is wanting Jake Shields.

I could see a matchup with the guy he replaced in Brian Foster. Hell of a match that would be and would hate to see someone lose, so maybe in a way I hope it doesnt happen as I like both guys.


I would love to see him manhandle Shields.

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Ellenberger will not manhandle Shields if that fight ever happens...

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Josh Koscheck!

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top 15- first, than top 10
Shields is a good stylistic matchup for Ellenberger, because he could hopefully, stuff the shot, and get a ko, but its a big step up in competition.
Shields Fitch and Kos each have to face each other, to be gatekeeper

any combo of Ellenberger and winners of
Alves/story,
Hughes/Sanchez
or
Nate/Rumble sound better

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Ellenberger vs Diego/Hughes winner

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